Steelers head coach Mike Tomlin had an excuse as to why he was on the field during Jacoby Jones’ long kick return.
“I always watch the returns on the jumbrotron, it provides a better perspective for me,” Tomlin said via the Pittsburgh Tribune-Review. “I lost my placement as he broke free and saw at the last second how close I was to the field of play.”
Tomlin didn’t think he interfered with the play.
“Once I broke, until I hit the hole, I’m running outside, I’m looking; I promise you, I’m looking at him the whole time,” Jones said. “I am like, ‘Does he know he’s on the field?’ I’m running. I am looking at him as I get close I’m like, ‘Is he going to move?’ I just weaved to get out of the way. It broke my stride a little bit , which I still shouldn’t have got caught. If I was him, I’d do the same thing.”
So Tomlin is really telling us that he didn’t know how far out he was? Sorry, I don’t believe that. And I don’t think the NFL will either.